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Consortiums & Study Abroad


A Consortium Agreement is an agreement between UMass Lowell (Home Institution) and another Title IV eligible accredited higher education institution known as the Host Institution, to take courses and recognize your enrollment towards completing degree-seeking or eligible certificate program.

Per federal regulations a student may be eligible to receive federal financial aid from one school which is your home school. Your eligibility for this request will be determined based on your current financial aid award and the operations of UMass Lowell.

You will need to complete a Consortium Agreement and Authorization For Off-Campus Courses Form; available online or at The Solution Center.

Review the Consortium frequently asked questions (FAQ) for answers to many of your questions on consortium agreements.

Submit all Consortium Agreements and supporting documentation to:

The Solution Center
University Crossing
220 Pawtucket St., Suite 131
Lowell, MA 01854-5141

Study Abroad

UMass Lowell offers outstanding education abroad and exchange programs. These programs are available to all students and most financial aid can be used to pay the costs.

A student enrolled in a study abroad program that is approved for credit by UMass Lowell may be considered enrolled at the University for the purpose of applying for federal, state and institutional financial aid programs. Students receiving financial assistance while studying abroad will have their financial aid adjusted in accordance with the cost of the study abroad program and University policy. Additional loans may be available to help you supplement your financial aid package in order to take advantage of study abroad opportunities.

For more information on the studying abroad, go to Study Abroad Program.

If you have decided on a study abroad program and would like to have your financial aid eligibility reviewed, email the following forms to the Solution Center. You can also request an appointment to meet with a financial aid administrator.

Forms you must submit: